Fury called the date of his return to the ring

Glen Norman
April 13, 2018

Former world heavyweight titleholder Tyson Fury will return to the ring June 9 at the Manchester Arena, Frank Warren announced on Twitter.

Alongside this agreement, Tyson Fury's fights will be shown nationally on BT Sport, as per Frank Warren promoted fighters.

"The Heavyweight division should now be put on notice because the lineal Champion will be back on June 9th and will be looking to pick back up where he left off", said Warren.

After his unexpected victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, the 29 years old briton was cleared to fight again in December by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) after accepting a backdated two-year ban for testing positive for the banned steroid Nandrolone.

"He needs to get himself fighting fit".

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"I had a lot of sewing of my royal oats to do", Fury said.

But a sceptical Joshua added: 'It'll be a situation that, when the opportunity does come, he'll be saying he's the man who beat the man, he deserves this, he deserves that, and then he won't fight me.

Since returning to the gym earlier this year, the orthodox fighter says he has been "working very, very hard, seven days a week" with new trainer Ben Davison in a bid to build up fitness after Fury piled on weight during his three year absence. "Timing, reflexes, everything is better than it's ever been".

Compatriot Anthony Joshua, the 2012 Olympic champion, now holds those belts as well as the IBO one and is hoping to become undisputed champion if a fight against WBC champion Deontay Wilder can be arranged. But they're all vulnerable.

Fury wants "to reclaim what is rightfully mine" from Joshua.

"It's got to be one of the longest comebacks in heavyweight history for a world champion".

The former unified heavyweight champion will end a two-and-a-half year hiatus from the ring this summer against an unnamed opponent.

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